Bob Nickas

Bob Nickas

100 Paintings / 100 Years

New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on 100 paintings, choosing one…

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Farid Abdullayev

Farid Abdullayev

ArtsLink Fellow Public Talk

Please join us for a public talk with visiting…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Boyzie Cekwana and keyon gaskin

in conversation with Vivian Phillips

PICA Creative Exchange Lab artists Ntsikelelo “Boyzie” Cekwana (Johannesburg) and keyon gaskin (Portland) exchange thoughts on…

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Workshop

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Workshop with Lorenzo Crivellari, Edoardo Demontis, Victor Garmendia Torija, and Pietro Selva Bonino

MOVEMENT/CIRCUS ARTS: Taught by performers from Alessandro Sciarroni’s UNTITLED_I will be there when you die workshop is…

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Theatre in the Alleys of Crisis

A Lecture by Junaid Sarieddeen

Junaid Sarieddeen is co-founder of Beirut’s Zoukak Theatre Company, founded in 2006 to develop an engaged…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Alessandro Sciarroni

with Linda K. Johnson

Choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni returns to TBA with Untitled, featuring the nuanced repetition, gesture, and durational movement…

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Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Ali Chahrour

Facilitated by Maya Mikdashi

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Ali Chahrour

with Maya Mikdashi

Ali Chahrour shares insights into his deeply layered TBA performance, Leila’s Death, as informed by contemporary…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Britt Hatzius

with Darren O'Donnell

Artist Britt Hatzius shares her process behind the innovative and engaging Blind Cinema, and exchanges thoughts…

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Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: A.K. Burns

Facilitated by Stephanie DeGooyer

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

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Artist Dialogue: TBA Visual Artists

in conversation with Kristan Kennedy & Stephanie Snyder

Please note: the location for this dialogue has changed to a different room within the PNCA…

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Creative Exchange Lab: Meet the Artists

Brief Presentations by Fall 2016 Cohort

PICA welcomes ten artists who will be in residence throughout TBA as part of our Creative…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Morgan Thorson

with Sara Krajewski

Choreographer Morgan Thorson discusses her TBA project, Still Life, an ongoing installation that processes loss, killing,…

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Workshop

To not think of a future.

Workshop with Marbles Jumbo Radio

DANCE/MOVEMENT: What would it be like to move from your blind spot? To not think of a…

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Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Keijaun Thomas

Facilitated by Lisa Jarrett

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

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Panel: Black Queer Feminist Performance NOW

with Kemi Adeyemi, Sampada Aranke, sidony o'neal, taisha paggett, and Keijaun Thomas

TBA artists and scholars discuss what it means to make experimental performance through a Black queer…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: A.K. Burns

with Stephanie DeGooyer

A.K. Burns’ epic four-channel video installation, A Smeary Spot, is infused with a constellation of queer…

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Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Narcissister

Facilitated by Ariel Osterweis

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Panel

Panel: Portland’s Next Wave

Emerging Women Artists-Curators-Producers of Color

Women artists of color are at the forefront of Portland’s expanding cultural and nightlife scenes, producing…

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Guest Scholars

Introducing TBA:16 Guest Scholars

Brief Presentations on Art and Research

For the first time, we’ve invited six visiting and local scholars and artists to immerse themselves…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Narcissister

with Ariel Osterweis

Narcissister talks performance, dance, video art, photography, and activism across popular and experimental media with TBA…

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Workshop

Morning of Movement

Workshop with House of Aquarius

DANCE/MOVEMENT: Creators of Portland’s very own House of Aquarius – William Ylvisaker, Grace Eucker, and Akela Jaffi…

New Expressive Works
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Morgan Thorson

Facilitated by Linda K. Johnson

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Panel

Panel: Festival as Platform

with Silvia Bottiroli, Helen Cole, Melissa Levin, and Angela Mattox

In a spirited launch of this year’s TBA, artistic directors of leading national and international art…

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Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Juliana Huxtable

with Sampada Aranke

Please note: the time for this dialogue has changed and will now begin at 11:30 AM….

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Workshop

VOGUE MOVE!

Workshop with Father Stephaun Blahnik

DANCE/MOVEMENT: Get warmed up for Critical Mascara’s “A Post-Realness Extravaganza” with legendary Father Stephaun Blahnik. In this…

New Expressive Works
Workshop

Pumps & Poses

Workshop with Isaiah Tillman and Kumari Suraj

Strut out your powerful Runway, Waacking, goddess realness! This 90 min “pumps optional” adventure through dance…

New Expressive Works
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Field Guide: Burke Jam on Tetsuya Umeda

Don’t miss this very special Field Guide in connection with Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda’s one-night-only sound…

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Field Guide: Keith Hennessy

PICA’s signature public engagement program Field Guide continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory…

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Darren O’Donnell

Public Lecture: The International Work of Mammalian Diving Reflex

PICA audiences will remember Toronto’s Mammalian Diving Reflex from their past TBA Festival projects, Haircuts by…

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History and Basics of Breaking

Workshop with Fever One

Born from Bronx street gang culture in the 1970′s, Breaking became a worldwide dance style by…

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Field Guide: Dana Michel

With Guest Faculty Lisa Jarrett

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Bodyvox Dance Center: Studio
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Changing Cities: An Arts & Culture Outlook

Panel with Ethan Seltzer and Guests

In light of rapid economic development in West Coast cities, how are local artists and cultural…

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TBA Conversation: Dana Michel

With Lisa Jarrett

Dana Michel discusses complex performance work Yellow Towel and its explorations of race, gender, body politics,…

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THE WORKS 2005. Photo by Sally Schoolmaster.

Know Your City History Tour

PICA and Portland, 1995-Present

Join PICA and Know Your City as we look back on PICA’s 20-year history through a…

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Writing with the Set

Workshop with Philippe Quesne

Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studios creates a technical theatre lab that modifies genre conventions to generate…

New Expressive Works
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Field Guide: Radhouane El Meddeb

with Guest Faculty Keith Hennessy

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Portland Art Museum
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TBA Conversation: Philippe Quesne

With Kate Bredeson

Philippe Quesne shares the unique artistic vision of innovative theatre lab Vivarium Studios and their TBA…

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Accident Preparedness

Workshop with Michelle Ellsworth

In this workshop, we will create short, original solo performance works with built-in coping mechanisms for…

New Expressive Works
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Field Guide: Amy O’Neal

With Guest Faculty Omar Willey

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

New Expressive Works
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Lecture: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

A Seeker's Guide to Black Joy

In this provocative performative lecture, renowned artist, curator, and educator Marc Bamuthi Joseph uses poem and…

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TBA Conversation: Radhouane El Meddeb

With Angela Mattox

Franco-Tunisian choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb illuminates cultural, historical, and aesthetic influences including complex explorations of gender,…

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I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE

Workshop with Alessandro Sciarroni

We will focus on the performer’s presence in space when light (natural or artificial) designs or…

New Expressive Works
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TBA Conversation: Alessandro Sciarroni

With Linda K. Johnson

Interdisciplinary artist and choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni sheds light on FOLK-S, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?,…

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Workshop Workshop

Workshop with Dawn Kasper

Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper (Whitney Biennial 2012) leads an interactive performance workshop exploring our physical and…

New Expressive Works
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Field Guide: Lucy Yim

With Guest Faculty Tonya Lockyer

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
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TBA Conversation: Holcombe Waller

with PICA's Roya Amirsoleymani and Guest Choir Participants

Holcombe Waller sheds light on the development of Requiem Mass: LGBT / Working Title, including aesthetic…

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TBA Conversation: Lars Jan

With Robert Quillen Camp

Interdisciplinary performance artist Lars Jan shares insight into his TBA performance, The Institute of Memory (TIMe),…

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Kinetic Makeover Session

Workshop with Milka Djordjevich

Los Angeles-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich asks us to abandon ‘neutrality’ and uncover our bodies’ ingrained knowledge…

New Expressive Works
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Field Guide: keyon gaskin

with Guest Faculty Sampada Aranke

PICA’s signature public engagement program continues to cross disciplines and explore new thematic territory with five…

Bodyvox Dance Center
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Gloves Off

on Black contemporary/experimental/abstract arts and audiences

Conceived by Portland artists Sharita Towne and keyon gaskin, in collaboration with BCC: BrownHall (Black Creative…

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Lecture: Sampada Aranke

A Very Brief History of 1970's Black Conceptual Performance

In this politically and artistically timely presentation, Sampada Aranke (Asst. Professor of History and Theory of…

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TBA Conversation: Okwui Okpokwasili

With Angela Mattox

TBA artist Okwui Okpokwasili reflects on her TBA solo performance, Bronx Gothic, and its personal inflections. With…

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All Drag is Faux Drag and Faux Drag is REAL

Drag Performance Workshop with Fauxnique

The Bay Area’s legendary boundary-breaker Fauxnique (the drag queen alter-ego of artist/choreographer/dancer Monique Jenkinson) leads an…

New Expressive Works
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Dance/Vogue/Live: A Runway Workshop

With Isaiah Esquire and David (Dee) Yu

Join PDX stand out performer Isaiah “Esquire” Tillman and Vogue dancer David (Dee) Yu as they…

New Expressive Works
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The Festival Model: International Perspectives

TBA Conversation with Sara Krajewski

Leading curators discuss the festival format as a uniquely relevant platform for global contemporary art, performance,…

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LECTURE: Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Co-presented by PICA and PNCA's MFA in Visual Studies

PICA and Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Visual Studies present a public lecture by…

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